Photo by Tamie Meck Delta 132-pound junior Tylon Cordova controls Raphael Gurule of Eagle Valley. Cordova won by pinfall. The Panthers claimed wins in 11 weight classes to defeat the Devils, 55-15 Thursday at DHS. Delta hosts a tri-dual with Paonia and Glenwood Springs tonight. Starting time for the matches is 5 p.m.Delta claimed wins over both visiting teams at last Thursday's triangle dual with Gunnison and Eagle Valley.
Delta opened with a win over Gunnison, a small and young team which had eight open weights.
The Cowboys have two ranked wrestlers in brothers Justin and Zack O'Dell. Jayden Chynoweth (22-10) opened with an overtime win over Justin O'Dell (27-10) at 106 pounds. The match ended at 6-6, and with 20 seconds remaining in overtime, Chynoweth scored a takedown for the win.
Shane Anderson (22-6) controlled Zack O'Dell (22-7) for a 12-5 win at 126 pounds.
Hayes McCracken (120) made short work of freshman Ryder Hodgin, winning his match by pinfall in 1:23. At 145, Derek Horn scored six points on a first-round pin over Cody Willis. And heavyweight Marcus Garcia took less than half a minute to pin senior Miguel Marquez.
The Panthers opened with seven straight wins against Eagle Valley, with Anderson, Kody Komives (138), Horn, Hunter Brasfield (152), Cordell Stroud (160) and Kory Mills (170) winning by pinfall.
Eagle Valley claimed the next three wins. At 182, Alfredo Rosales (11-6) went head to head with eighth-ranked Ty LaFramboise. Rosales trailed by one going into the second round. Rosales held LaFramboise scoreless in the third, but fell short of an upset, with Laframboise claiming a 4-3 win.
At 195, Kyle Collins (12-16) managed to avoid a pin against Eagle Valley senior Joey Sanchez (18-7), losing the match by a 12-1 decision. At 220, No. 1-ranked Devil Andy Armstrong remained undefeated with a first-round pin over Lino Ortiz.
Garcia pinned Devil Xavier Mendoza in 1:20, and Chynoweth wrapped up the dual with a first-round pin over Jay Bullock. Eagle Valley was open at 113.
The Panthers have won 11 of their last 12 duals and have a 13-4 record heading into this Thursday's triangle with Glenwood Springs (4A, 3-4) and Paonia (2A, 12-1).